Convention & Visitors Bureau
2440 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302 | 303.442.2911
Spring is a magical time in Boulder. Thousands of tulips gingerly open their buds all along historic Pearl Street, wildflowers begin to bloom trailside, restaurant patios fill with sun-seekers and festival season gets underway!
Here are 5 ways to enjoy spring in Boulder:
Starting on April 2, 2016, the beloved farmers' market will fill with local farmers, cheesemakers, bakers, winemakers and flower-growers. Pick up goodies, or simply grab a meal from the food court and enjoy a picnic beside Boulder Creek or on the shady, green Central Park.
Downtown Boulder’s brick-paved Pearl Street Mall is filled with flowerbeds that bloom with upwards of 15,000 tulips in springtime. The timing of the buds’ opening is, of course, up to Mother Nature, but it’s usually mid to late April. Bring a camera and make a day of it with Pearl Street’s amazing shopping and dining.
Check one out from a B Cycle station or rent one of Boulder’s ubiquitous bike shops. You can cruise down the Boulder Creek Path, named No. 2 in USA Today’s “top urban bike paths across the USA,” or just pedal around town. You’ll fit in with the locals here in the town that Bicycling magazine ranked No. 3 in “America’s Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities.”
Either by foot or by bike, Boulder’s hiking and biking trails are lovely and fresh in springtime, and there are close to 150 miles of them in Boulder. The Chautauqua trailhead is a particularly popular one, with trails winding up into Boulder’s iconic Flatirons.